Join us as we bring together the ancient tools and practices of yoga and meditation as ways to deepen the exploration of recovery from addictions. Our world-class teaching staff represents a wide variety of backgrounds and modalities in this dynamic field.
Addictive behaviors separate us from ourselves, one another, our environment, and the divine. Yoga offers us a set of practices that directly address the range of issues caused by the family disease of addiction. Connected to our wholeness, we more readily recognize our addictive behaviors and find the inner strength to move beyond them.
Mornings will begin with an asana and meditation practice that embraces such concepts as surrender, letting go, acceptance, and gratitude. Each day, we’ll offer different mini-workshops, which allow participants to explore more fully the convergence of the path of yoga and recovery. Our evenings will be filled with kirtan, speakers, dancing, and free time to mingle, reflect, soak in the hot springs, rest, rejuvenate, and connect. Through these magical five days, we will celebrate the vision for our life paths.
This retreat welcomes everyone—all recovery, all addictions, family members, and those who work in the field. There will be something for everyone, with asana practices ranging from gentle to rocking vinyasa classes. The meditation sessions will inspire the most novice to the most seasoned meditator. Please bring a yoga mat.
For continuing education syllabus, see http://www.esalen.org/Course_Information_Yoga_Meditation_Addiction_Recovery.